Norwalk Reflector: Troopers seize $84,000 worth of marijuana
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Troopers seize $84,000 worth of marijuana

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Mar 3, 2019 at 3:34 PM

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio woman after a traffic stop in Cuyahoga County.

During the traffic stop, troopers seized 60 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $84,000.

At 11:08 p.m. Feb. 25, troopers stopped a 2013 Dodge Caravan with Ohio registration for speed and marked lanes violations on Interstate 90. Criminal indicators were observed and a patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Hatiah Moore, 29, of Willoughby, was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both second-degree felonies.

If convicted, she could face up to 16 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine.

On the same day in another part of the state, troopers seized 7,040 liquid ounces of CBD oil worth about $165,000. As a result, troopers filed felony drug charges against two Rhode Island men.

At 12:04 p.m., troopers stopped a 2017 U-Haul truck with Arizona registration for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 70 in Muskingum County.

Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Joshua Sellers, 37, of Providence, R.I, and passenger, Richard Defedele, 37, of North Kingston, R.I., were charged with possession of a schedule 1 substance, a first-degree felony.

If convicted, each one of them could face up to 11 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

CBD oil is made from strains of cannabis that contain low levels of THC.

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